These Actors Received Surprisingly Low Salaries For Their Roles

There are always talks about how the entertainment industry can be shady. Musicians and movie stars bring ideas to life and give the audience what they want. Sure, there is plenty that the professionals behind the scenes are responsible for, but they’re not the stars the audience came to see. Did you know that the voice of Elsa from the movie Frozen only received $926 for one day of shooting from a film that grossed $1.2 billion worldwide? That’s only one tragic instance, there are tons more…

Jonah Gets Wolfed

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The Wolf of Wall Street was one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s most successful films to date. We’re sure he received a hefty payday, but we know for sure that his co-star Jonah Hill did not. It was his fault, he admits, as he was too eager for the role.

“They gave me the lowest amount of money possible,” Hill recalled. “I said, ‘I will sign the paper tonight. Fax me the papers tonight.’ I want to sign them tonight before they change their mind.” The lowest amount possible was $60,000. Had he been smarter about the situation, he could have walked away with a lot more.